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NeoMotion Mobility Solutions

During 150 user trials across India for a standing wheelchair developed at IIT Madras, the team found many wheelchair users confined to four walls with poor health, no employment and no social engagement. One-size-fits-all wheelchairs, widely in use, offer incorrect posture and are unusable outdoors. Only a few users can safely and independently transfer into tricycles and modified-scooters for going outdoors.

NeoMotion Mobility Solutions will help overcome these challenges. NeoFly, the wheelchair, is designed for individual customisation, correct posture, energy conservation, and compactness to enhance accessibility. These health-enhancing features elude 95%-plus wheelchair users now. NeoBolt, a motor-powered clip-on, converts NeoFly into a safe, roadworthy vehicle, which can travel up to 30kms per charge on any terrain. NeoRider, a hand-powered clip-on, obviates the need for a separate tricycle. NeoMotion’s design process is underpinned by user-centric design, extensive testing, focus on affordability and draws insights from best-in-class rehabilitation specialists.

Visit : http://www.neomotion.co.in
Email : [email protected]

BrailleMe

The global blind population currently stands at 40 million. A large section of this population is being denied access to many opportunities and facilities due to limited reach and high costs involved because of their disability. Braille, the tactile script for the blind, has been their only tool for education and employment. But with the world going digital, education and employment have all shifted to the electronic format.

Innovision’s revolutionary product BrailleMe is a low cost Smart Braille Assistant targeted at digital accessibility for the visually impaired community. BrailleMe enables reading via a tactile screen comprised of electromechanically actuated pins, typing via Braille keypad and navigation of digital content. It works like a Braille tablet in standalone mode with an SD card or USB drive and acts as an assistive technology aid upon pairing with a computer, smartphone etc. via Bluetooth. The USP of the product is the Braille cell actuators based on our patent filed technology which provide a 10X price advantage over competitors.

Visit : http://www.innovisiontech.co
Email : [email protected]

Multimodal books for Visually Impaired People

Visually Impaired people lag far behind sighted people in terms of learning and adapting to new things because of unavailability of learning material and recreational activities. This affects their development cycle. Braille has served as a great alternative for text but there is no such alternative for diagrams/pictures.

Our solution is an affordable multimodal inclusive education platform for visually impaired people. It consists of a tactile material (books, recreational material, storybooks and games), a foldable/portable stand and a mobile application which enables audio interaction with the diagram. The tactile material is fixed at the bottom of the stand and the mobile device is enclosed at the top of the stand to allow proper scanning. The app employs computer vision techniques to provide simultaneous audio stimulus to the user as per user’s index finger location. A 3D printed cap with colour tags is used for accurate detection of the user’s finger. The app works in two modes-online and offline and allows cloud sourcing of data in online mode. Our objective is to reach out to 17.5 million people in developing countries in the next 5 years.

Visit : http://www.touchvisiontech.com
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Eye-D Cam

AI-powered smart eyewear

The lives of the visually impaired in India are adversely impacted by the lack of tools available to them to lead lives of reasonable independence. Their mobility is severely affected. The quality of their lives deteriorate and they are denied the opportunities freely available to their sighted counterparts.

Eye-D Cam is designed to change the lives of the visually impaired. It is an affordable smart-goggles that helps a blind person see the world. Powered by AI, it helps a visually impaired person know minute details of their surroundings, helps during travel and reads printed text in 100+ languages. It works with the #1 App for the visually impaired on the mobile, the Eye-D mobile app. These days a 100% blind person can use a smartphone to do the same using talkback but it is very difficult, requires to open app, requires to orient smartphone to proper field of view every time etc. Eye-D Cam has a camera, a bone conduction headphone, a speaker, a chipset inside right rim capable of Bluetooth relay and a touch button on right rim. It captures image and video in real-time, processes them on the smartphone and relays information about printed text, objects or obstacles etc. in the surroundings to the user with audio.

Visit : https://eye-d.in
Email : [email protected]

Blee-Watch

Globally, just 10% of the deaf population uses hearing aids. This proves that 90% people are still looking for a more user friendly solution that will make their lives simpler. Hearing impaired people miss out on many sound notifications such as doorbell, fire alarm, vehicle honks etc. There is currently no affordable solution being that is non-invasive and within their comfort zone.

BleeWatch is a wearable smart-watch for the hearing impaired which notifies users about these events through vibrations and colour-coded icons. The watch can also talk back for you. The user can save any emergency sentence, phrase and name in the app. With a press of a button the BleeWatch speaks out the selected sentence/ phrase/ name. BleeWatch also helps you dance by converting choreography counts into vibration patterns.

The user can stay connected with his/her loved ones by using the Help feature on the watch. When the panic button on the watch is pressed, the location of the user is sent to up to 5 of the emergency contacts. All the features of the BleeWatch are aimed at making the hearing impaired user independent and confident in his/her environment.

Visit : http://bleetech.in
Email : [email protected]

ViShruti

Despite major technological advancements, over 285 million visually impaired still rely on basic tools such as a cane, braille or guide dog to interact with the world around them.

ViShruti is smart eyewear with assistive artificial intelligence capabilities for the blind & visually impaired. It will act as a trusted companion by assisting them in indoor navigation, facial & expression identification, object & currency detection.

Our solution has the potential to impact millions of people globally by providing them with opportunities that otherwise would have been difficult. As India embarks on the concept of smart cities, our solution can empower the blind & visually challenged to lead an independent and digitally connected life thus creating cities of the future that are people-centered, responsive to the community and most importantly, socially inclusive.

Visit : http://ayataintelligence.com
Email : [email protected]

Braille Computer - Touché

As of now, Braille is the only form of literacy for the blind and audio text to speech is no substitute. Also, the visually impaired have only very limited access to computer information systems.

In order to bridge this gap, we have developed Touche which is a Refreshable Braille Display which provides a tactile interface for anything digital. The device has a display area where there are hundreds of small pin-like projections that can be felt like the embossed Braille dots on paper. These dots change and refresh after a line has been read. The result is a device like a Kindle for the blind. Books can be stored on the device or loaded using USB pen drives. The device has WIFI, Ethernet, HDMI ports as well as a USB external drive option with 4 USB ports. With about 10Gb internal memory that can be used for a library, between 30000 and 50000 books or documents could be easily stored on each device.

Visit : http://touchetech.com
Email : [email protected]

Social Hardware Prosthetic Hand

India has an annual deficit of prosthetic devices which leaves many Indians to suffer the indignity of dependency. The materials and components used to produce prosthetic hands in India are currently imported. The prosthetic devices that result from these parts cost over six times the average monthly income of a family located in a rural Indian community. There is an urgent need for low-cost prosthetic devices which can cater to the needs of low income groups.

Social Hardware is developing a hygienic, durable, and life-like prosthetic hand for amputees from low-income and rural communities. This hand will provide amputees who do not have access to high calibre medical care, the opportunity to benefit from a prosthetic hand. This will enable them to carry out functions that they are not currently able to. The hand can also be easily fitted onto a generic wrist socket so that fitting, maintenance and diagnosis of issues can be done even by technicians with minimal training. This low-cost hand will give independence, pride and opportunity to those unfortunate enough to have lost a hand.

Email : [email protected]

Aum Voice Prosthesis

At least 5000 -10000 patients in India each year potentially stand to lose their voice box to throat cancer after laryngectomy (removal of voice box) due to advanced throat cancers. Most of them hail from poor socio-economic backgrounds. They cannot afford proper treatment and rehabilitation suffers in the process. Currently, most of the South Asian countries grapple with similar issues of voice rehabilitation. Countries such as Bangladesh and others do not even have specialists trained in this procedure nor the options of voice rehab.

We have innovated a voice prosthesis (patent filed) called Aum Voice prosthesis at less than 1$ (Rs. 50) using platinum cured medical grade silicon. This simple device converts your food pipe into a voice box and helps patients speak again. Currently, we have more than 100 patients speaking with it, most from very low income backgrounds. Some patients have been able to regain their voice after 15 years of silence by using Aum Voice prosthesis.

Visit : http://www.innaumation.com
Email : [email protected]

Confy Trike

Confy Trike (hand-tricycle) is designed to help the paraplegic population and provide them with an attractive and self-reliant mobility solution. With the support of IIT Bombay and Ministry of Human Resource Development, we have designed this human-powered mobility vehicle which is lightweight, modular and weatherproof. The tricycle offers dual handles for pedalling action to gain higher initial torque and has the capability to climb up slopes and move in undulated terrain. Its ergonomic design makes it user friendly with added features like seat-adjustability for reach, comfortable footrest with straps, luggage box, seat belt and crutch-holder.

Email : [email protected]

HATH - Hands AT Help

HATH aims at manufacturing low cost prostheses for the low-income markets in India and abroad. HATH has simple myoelectric arms custom built using 3D printing to fit each user and provide user satisfaction. This arm is comfortable due to its low weight, and provides intuitive control. If a person thinks about waving the hand, the hand waves. Our product is placed at a competitive price because we don't use high-end parts. Most of our parts are high quality and locally sourced.

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Low cost knee mechanism for prosthetic legs

This product is a simple, low-cost, functional knee and joint mechanism for prosthetic legs, that would reduce the manufacturing cost of artificial limbs. This product works solely with mechanical motion by the use of gravity. It has a lock in its knee and it helps the user to stay balanced. The user can customise the height of the leg. This entire material is made with PVC and steel.

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Saarthi, Walk with Pride

Saarthi is an innovative product which can be used by visually impaired people to sense the surroundings to help them navigate their dark world. Saarthi comes with sensors and can be attached to the white cane and the user will be able to sense the obstacles through feedback in the form of a buzzing sound and vibrating sensations.The device can help the user find directions & obstacles in unfamiliar territories. The device gives off a buzz instantaneously, in case it encounters an obstacle at a height above the knee of the person.

Visit : http://torchit.in

Tactopus - Tech Enabled

Tactile Learning for Blind Children

Tactopus is an educational device that provides live audio guidance to blind children as they play with tangible objects and learning material. The hardware, which has a custom camera, along with our advanced image processing software, tracks gestures and finger movements of children, and identifies objects that are part of our tangible learning kits. With this technology, we have been able to make complex diagrams and STEM content come alive in an engaging way, breaking barriers in access to quality education for the visually impaired.

Visit : https://tactopus.com
Email : [email protected]

Ventilated Socket for Prosthesis

The device is a cost effective prosthesis socket solution designed using the principle of deflection. The vertical components in the device are designed to deform radially in preset directions alternately, ensuring variable gripping which releases pressure on the stump, at every step taken. This guarantees that no pressure accumulation occurs on critical points of the stump as well as air flow between the socket and stump resulting in ventilation. The entire principle is put into action with the help of the weight of the subject (pre-considered) and is not motorized.

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Devika's Dome

Devika's Dome is a product made by students of the National Institute of Design and Central Saint Martins, in collaboration with the Ahmedabad based company Prabhat. It was designed to bring an element of fun into the physical therapy of a 11-year-old cerebral palsy patient, Devika, who had difficulty with motor skills and mental development.

The product is a four feet tall dome with a diameter of 5 feet made of steel pipes. It is divided into 3 sectors of progressing sizes, which allow for them to slide over each other with ease. They are connected at the top using a single bolt. This design enables the dome to be slid shut and tucked away, perfect for the small residential spaces of rural India.

Each of the six segments is fitted with elements which enable activities that mimic the physical therapy and mental exercises that a cerebral palsy patient like Devika performs. These include a chalkboard, a sound panel, a color, light, and shape panel, and a buttons and zippers panel among others.

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